For the month of July let us introduce you to Michelle Lewin, one of the new breeds — and arguably the world’s most famous — fitness model. Features include: Pause For Strength, a gym-tested training program which can make you bigger and stronger in a matter of weeks. Build superhero shoulders in just 8 weeks using a program that will let you see improvement in size, shape and performance ability in whatever sport you play. Plus! Become the ultimate incarnation of muscular aesthetics with the mathematics of the Mega-V body.
44 MICHELLE LEWIN
Social media phenomenon Michelle Lewin has become one of the fitness industry’s greatest influencers by combining sleek abs, a legendary backside, and a mind for leading-edge marketing.
58 PAUSE FOR STRENGTH
This gym-tested program utilizes devilishly difficult pause lifting and the Rate of Perceived Exertion to squeeze the most out of your muscles.
68 3-D DELTS
Body-part training doesn’t have to be complicated. This shoulder workout hits all aspects of your delts—including joint prehab—in a simple and straightforward plan.
80 WAIST TRAINING
A dramatic V-taper is the brass ring of fitness. Check out this six-step program for a tight midsection, broad shoulders, and a big back.
90 SAVE YOUR MUSCLE WITH BCAAs
Calorie-free and a major driver of protein synthesis, branched chain amino acids are your best ally when you’re cutting calories.
94 2015 BODYSPACE SPOKESMODEL WINNERS
Meet Raynor Whitcombe and Kristina Olson, the newest ambassadors for Bodybuilding.com’s industry-leading social media platform BodySpace.
16 TRAIN TO GAIN
Learn the secrets to the underrated overhead press, and check out the best training e-books on the ultra-crowded market.
22 TWIG TO BIG
Fitness expert Vince Del Monte sketches out a detailed prescription for skinny guys to grow an impressive pair of pipes.
26 IM FAT LOSS RESEARCH
Science you can use when it comes to developing a lean and full physique.
30 EAT TO GROW
Our nutrition expert discusses the power that the healthy bacteria in your gut can exert on building muscle, burning fat, and improving long-term health.
36 IM NUTRITION RESEARCH
The latest information on how to use food and supplements to lift harder, recover faster, and live longer.
40 GO PRO
Elite fitness model Thomas DeLauer offers a heretical idea for improving your physique and mental state: Get out of the gym and train outdoors. (Gasp!)
102 EXTREME TRAINING
Pushing and pulling a sled can put you on the fast track to creating a bulletproof body and unbelievable conditioning.
106 NEWS & VIEWS
Industry raconteur Lonnie Teper catches up with the Lorimers, as well as newcomers and veterans of the ever-changing fitness industry.
112 HEALTHY EATING
Our own Iron Chef presents her best secret recipes.
Anti-aging specialists Dr. Brett Osborn and Jay Campbell have some advice about the downside of getting addicted to cardio.
120 READERS WRITE
Our readers have the final say.